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of their way to attract even more students from china. claudia cowan is live in san francisco with more on all of this. what's driving the search? >> reporter: well, jenna, you can start with china's booming economy and rich middle class. it means for the first time in china's history millions of families can afford to send their children to american colleges and universities, help them get those valuable degrees and start networking, and these families are willing to the pay full freight, often tens of thousands of dollars in tuition while their children are free to study what they want. >> we have a lot of freedom to choose classes, professors, your career path, academic path whereas in china everything is set already. >> reporter: there are now 194,000 chinese students enrolled in this cub. jenna, that is one out of every four international student. jenna: so a lot of benefits, but what about the challenges associate with the this type of, i guess you can call it aggressive recruiting? >> well, on some campuses, you're right. it's been a culture shock, and one of the biggest concerns is whe
of this former waterfront military base in san francisco. in both cases politicians said no. >> congressman representing his district. a senator representing his or her state. they want to make sure they're taken care of. sometimes that may get in the way of what is best for the nays. >> reporter: the federal government is also america's biggest landlord, selling 20% of its empty or underperforming buildings would save $2 billion. >> you go through your garage. you clear it out and the government is no different. the scale, just a matter of scale. >> reporter: the feds also refuse to sell valuable public landed a adjacent to fast-growing cities and let mining companies take billions in gold and silver for free, without charging royalties like we do for oil and natural gas. selling amtrak could net 60 billion. two taxpayer-owned utility, the tennessee valley authority, and bonneville power, would bring in even more. a commission could oversee the sale to overcome partisan opposition. >> the commission could look at all of the federal assets, decides which were the most valuable which could b
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